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Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday that opponents are "desperately hoping" Mississippi will be hurt by a law that would let business people and government workers cite religious beliefs to deny some services to same-sex couples.
NATCHEZ - City officials said the Natchez Visitor Reception Center would soon undergo some much-needed repairs at no cost to the city. City of Natchez Community Development Director James Johnston said the Mississippi Legislature provided the funds, ...
The Mississippi State Department of Health reports that the first human case of West Nile virus this year is in Forrest County.
Summer concert-goers hoping to catch a free outdoor performance in the Twin Cities have any number to choose from - including the St. Paul Jazz Festival's many shows in and around Mears Park this weekend.
But the city of West Palm Beach is trying to do something about that. In a section of the city known as Merry Place, not far from Good Samaritan Medical Center, there's lots of vacant land.
Wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph were clocked along the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi coasts June 20-22. Cindy made ... The town of Indiana, Pennsylvania recorded more than six inches of rainfall in less than a day, and declared a flash flood emergency.
The Clarion-Ledger reports Ryshonda Harper Beechem was elected in Pelahatchie on June 6. The 37-year-old Mayor-elect will assume office in her hometown on July 1. She'll also be the first African-American mayor in Rankin County.
Mayor Bob Gallagher said the bike trail adds to the health of the Quad-Cities and will attract tourists. It also connects the city with communities along the Mississippi River, he said. Bettendorf City Administrator Decker Ploehn, who also works with ...
The subsidiary of French luxury goods house LVMH plans to hire 400 people to staff its 720,000-square-foot distribution center in Olive Branch over the next five years.
A mentoring program in Mississippi is teaching young people about civil rights history. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the summer program is focusing on the pivotal year of 1965.
Legislators can pass a local ordinance that would either give the city council permission to approve Sunday alcohol sales or allow a referendum that would give residents in Jasper a chance to vote on the issue.
Pair face federal charges in Mississippi pawn shop killings ... A 38-year-old-man and a woman already facing state charges over three deaths during a Mississippi robbery now face federal charges. ... They were later arrested near Junction City, Kansas.
The National Weather Service in Miami said Cindy was located early Tuesday afternoon about 265 miles (430 kilometers) south of Morgan City, Louisiana - or about 355 miles (565 kilometers) southeast of Galveston, Texas. The cyclone had top sustained ...
The Latest: Ex-Mayor Acquitted of fraud and Embezzlement. A former Mississippi mayor has been found not guilty in his retrial on charges that he illegally bought a city-owned SUV and was reimbursed for gasoline from city pumps. June 20, 2017, at 5:59 p.m..
He was mayor of Southaven, Mississippi's third-largest city, from 1997 to 2013. ... A jury found Davis guilty in 2014, but the Mississippi Court of Appeals last July said the trial should have been moved from DeSoto County because of intense publicity.
Mark Twain said Mississippi River towns were "comely, clean, well built, pleasing to the eye and cheering to the spirit.
For the latest summer installment in our series "Brought to You By," Marketplace host Molly Wood talked with Rachael Carter, an economist with Mississippi State University's Extension service who studies the economic impact of Mississippi town ...
Mayor-elect Ryshonda Harper Beechem is the first African-American to be elected as mayor of Pelahatchie, Mississippi. "I definitely would like everyone to know that I'm here to work for the residents of Pelahatchie," she said, speaking about her ...
MCCOMB, Miss. - A Mississippi city has decided to stop flying the state flag, which features a Confederate emblem that critics see as racist.
MCCOMB, Miss. - A Mississippi city with a history of racial strife is the latest local government to stop flying the state flag, which features a Confederate emblem that critics see as racist.
The Clarion-Ledger reports ( ) Ryshonda Harper Beechem was elected in Pelahatchie on June 6. The 37-year-old Mayor-elect will assume office in her hometown on July 1. She'll also be the first African-American mayor in Rankin ...
More: Mayor-elect Lumumba: Jackson 'to be the most radical city on the planet'. Elected officials in small towns and cities are really public servants because they don't get paid a lot, Ross said.The Pelahatchie mayor's salary is $1,000 a month. The ...
Tuition and fees at Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges will rise by 13 percent this fall, with the average price exceeding $3,000 for the first time, as schools seek to offset state budget cuts. is featuring the Mississippi Coast as a great place to visit, highlighting the unique atmosphere and diversity of its neighboring cities. The article, by Anne Roderique-Jones, says: "Especially as a tourist destination, the Mississippi gulf ...
MOLINE, Illinois - Two local cities are looking into installing small "safety stations" along the Mississippi and Rock rivers, after a drowning off a public dock in Moline last week.
Gallery: National Park Service superintendent John Anfinson looked out over the lock and dam. The National Park Service is drawing up ambitious plans to ...
CALEDONIA, Miss. (AP) - A new election has been set in a Mississippi town that scrapped results of last week's mayoral race amid confusion over who won.
A new study finds the number of uninsured children in Mississippi, is dropping because of Medicaid coverage. Sixty percent of children in Mississippi's rural ...
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg leaders are setting a hiring freeze in city government until the new mayor takes office.
Mayor-elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba talked about making Jackson "the most radical city on the planet" Friday at the People's Summit in Chicago.
A woman's body was retrieved from the Mississippi River, near the Poland Street Wharf, after authorities say she jumped from the Crescent City Connection ...
William Faulkner once said, "To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." It is a complex state, that's certain.
JACKSON, Miss. -- A police chief says the slaying of a barber in front of customers and the discovery of a severed head on the porch of a home the next day have left "gaping wounds in the psyche" of Mississippi's capital city. Jackson Chief Lee Vance ...
DAVENPORT -- A collection of bottles with messages found in Midwest rivers by Chad are among special exhibits and activities during the third Quad-Cities Museum Week on June 17-25. On Saturday, the Figge Art Museum at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 2017's winter wheat crop in Mississippi is forecast to rise 13 percent from 2016.
A $1 million federal grant is helping to pay for an after-hours clinic filling part of the gap left by a closed hospital in a rural Mississippi county.
A $1 million federal grant is helping to pay for an after-hours clinic filling part of the gap left after a hospital closed in a rural Mississippi county. The University of Mississippi Medical Center's clinic will open late this summer in the delta ...
The first house numbering system was put in place in a Paris neighborhood in 1512. Originally, the purpose was to determine the distribution of property ownership in the city, however as society progressed, this system became one of the cornerstones of ...
CALEDONIA, Miss. - An election was such a mess in one Mississippi town that officials are calling for a do-over. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the mayor's race Tuesday in Caledonia was counted three times, resulting in three different numbers.
Community Development Director Dave Gobin said the city and Kent Corp. applied for a grant in October 2015 to study the feasibility of the port facility, which was awarded in early 2016.
The decision quickly made ripples at home as mayors with the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) said they were "disappointed" in the decision and that it removes the U.S.
Revitalize Mississippi had been an idea of founder Jim Johnston's for nearly six years, when he completed community work with his church at Northminster Baptist in the Mid City area. Only since October has his hard work come to fruition. Sun Staff ...
The students learned about the five major cities that sit on the Mississippi River. The Mini-ssippi features landmarks like the St. Louis arch.
Treskylar and her parents are from Brookhaven, Mississippi, a small town recently affected by violence. Almost two weeks ago, 8 people were killed in a shooting rampage, including a deputy.
A passerby ended up saving the 6-year-old boy, who fell into the water while fishing.
Muscatine - Mark Mitchell, owner Contrary Brewing Company, told city officials he mounted an aggressive marketing campaign to combat the effects of Mississippi Drive construction on his business. So far, it's working, he said. Customers are coming in ...
The culture Trip, a travel and arts website, has named a South Mississippi city as the most beautiful city in Mississippi. Ocean Springs was named ... In February, Ocean Springs made the list of "10 Most Beautiful towns in Mississippi." Bay St. Louis ...
The grants are part of $2.89 million received to help with cleaning up nine Brownfield projects in Mississippi. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfield Program provides grants and technical assistance to safely clean up and sustainably ...
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - Searchers have found the body of an Illinois woman who was missing after a sport utility vehicle carrying four people crashed more ...
No Higher Incidence of cancer in Village With Tainted Water. June 7, 2017. State health officials say no higher incidences of certain types of cancer were found in an upstate New York village whose water supplies were contaminated by chemicals linked ...




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